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CHARLESTON, S. C., July 8, 1864-12.30 a. m.

Brigadier General W. B. TALIAFERRO,

Royall's House, James Island:

Do not keep the troops waiting for the ammunition. Let them go over to John's Island without delay. Send the ammunition over as soon afterward as possible. Send 400 rounds of 12-pounder howitzer ammunition with 12-pounder Napoleon. Gun carriage and gin have been ordered over to you. Tell Major Echols there are no negroes here. Will see in the morning whether there are any in his department, and send them over.

P. C. WARWICK,

Aide-de-Camp.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 8, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Royall's House:

The general directs me to say there are no 20-pounder Parrotts here. If you need them you must more the two at Fort Johnson, and they ought to the moved after dark. Two hundred rounds of ammunition will be sent from here to-night.

P. C. WARWICK,

Aide-de-Camp.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 8, 1864.

Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON,

Via Fort Pemberton, John's Island:

From information received here I suppose Colonel Harrison and his troops have left Fort Pemberton for John's Island. If not, you must get them over in any manner you can. Do not delay.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

JOHN'S ISLAND, July 8, 1864.

General JONES:

Owing to strong position occupied by enemy, after consultation, General Robertson will make a rear movement early in the morning. Enemy's present position is flanked by impenetrable swamps, and his front guarded by causeway. All quiet now.

SOULE,

Captain.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 8, 1864-2 a. m.

Colonel GEORGE P. HARRISON, Jr.,

Fort Pemberton:

Do not march your men around; it is too great a distance. See if our can get oars from John's Island, Major Jenkins is just across the river from you. Ask him to assist you. If you can't get the steamer afloat.

P. C. WARWICK,

Aide-de-Camp.